Alex Doolan      

Full name Alexander James Doolan

Born November 29, 1985, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 28 years 143 days

Major teams Launceston, Melbourne Renegades, South Hobart-Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Tasmania Second XI, Tasmania Under-17s, Tasmania Under-19s

Nickname Dools

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Height 1.83 m

Relation Father - BR Doolan

Alexander James Doolan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 186 89 31.00 416 44.71 0 1 26 1 3 0
First-class 57 101 5 3563 161* 37.11 7216 49.37 6 19 466 13 29 0
List A 20 19 1 474 68 26.33 713 66.47 0 1 48 3 9 0
Twenty20 11 11 0 127 30 11.54 135 94.07 0 0 11 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Feb 12-15, 2014 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Newcastle, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Mar 11-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 6, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Dec 30, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Tasmania v South Aust Hobart 11 Mar 2014 FC
20, 37 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
8, 5 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
27, 89 Australia v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
25 WA U23s v Qld U23s Brisbane 27 Jan 2014 Other
19 Melb Reneg v Syd Sixers Melbourne (Docklands) 18 Jan 2014 T20
8 Melb Reneg v Syd Thunder Melbourne (Docklands) 14 Jan 2014 T20
13 Melb Reneg v Heat Melbourne (Docklands) 30 Dec 2013 T20
21 Melb Reneg v Scorchers Perth 26 Dec 2013 T20
2 Melb Reneg v Melb Stars Melbourne 20 Dec 2013 T20
Profile

An elegant right-hand batsman, Alex Doolan has made the No.3 position his own with Tasmania over the past few seasons and in doing so has placed himself firmly in contention for international honours. The innings that brought him wider public attention was his unbeaten 161 for Australia A against the touring South Africans in November 2012, and his work against Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander meant Doolan featured in discussions about who would replace the retiring Ricky Ponting in the Test team. His opportunity did not come, but Doolan finished that summer fourth on the Sheffield Shield tally with 715 runs at 42.05, improving on his leaner 2011-12. His first two centuries came during the 2009-10 season, when he made 642 runs, and a solid aggregate over a number of summers has moved him to the fringes of the Test side. An assiduous studier of Ricky Ponting's game during his appearances for Tasmania, Doolan shared two century stands with Ponting in 2012-13 and learnt much from the former Test captain. The son of the former Tasmania wicketkeeper and opening batsman Bruce Doolan, away from the game he has previously worked in a travel agency.
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Mar 4, 2014

Morne Morkel dismissed Alex Doolan for 37, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, March 4, 2014

Morne Morkel dismissed Alex Doolan for 37

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Feb 23, 2014

Morne Morkel is elated after dismissing Alex Doolan, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, February 23, 2014

Morne Morkel is elated after dismissing Alex Doolan

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Feb 14, 2014

David Warner and Alex Doolan put on a 205-run stand, South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion Park, 3rd day, February 14, 2014

David Warner and Alex Doolan put on a 205-run stand

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Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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